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Historical Legacy Animated by AI Technology

Oriental Outlook July 27, 2023

By NewsChina Updated Oct.1

Chinese museums are applying AI technologies to create interactive and immersive 3D experiences for their visitors, targeting students on summer vacation. The captivating digital innovations have changed the usual educational approach of museums, where guides lead visitors around inanimate relics while lecturing. AI-powered exhibitions have been introduced at sites such as Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in Gansu Province, the Central Axis in Beijing and Sanxingdui Ruins Site in Guanghan, Sichuan Province. AI can also help in the restoration of relics. However, archaeologists point out that these exhibitions rest on the shoulders of those who conducted diligent, in-depth and meticulous research, like Fan Jinshi, former head of Dunhuang Academy who studied the site for 30 years. Without archaeological expertise, digital recreations will become superficial and uninspiring, they said.